Cong To Protest Against Land Ordinance

Chandigarh: Congress will hold a protest today against the ordinance brought by the BJP-led Centre making changes in the land acquisition act. “The protest will focus on the anti-farmer amendments in the Land Acquisition Act made by the Narendra Modi government,” Pardeep Chhabra, the president of Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, said noting that even social activist Anna Hazare had decided to hold a protest against these amendments.

Army Rescues Kashmiris Trapped In Snow

Jammu: The army Sunday said it has rescued four people from a snow-hit area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district.  “Personnel of the Delta Force rescued four stranded civilians on Saturday night when they got trapped in a snow-bound area in Kawalu of Khari tehsil,” army spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.  The trapped people were local residents and had gone out for hunting late in the evening. While returning to their village, they got trapped in the snow.  The Delta Force troops, on receiving information, immediately rushed to the site and rescued the people to safety.

Temperature Soars In North India

New Delhi: Mercury continued its upward trend in the plains of North India as waning winter provided respite to the people while the hills also witnessed dry weather after a long and chilling winter. The national capital witnessed a pleasant day with both the minimum and maximum temperatures settling considerably above the normal level for this part of the season. The maximum temperature settled four notches above the season’s average at 28.6 degree Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 16 degrees, five points above normal.

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